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Species Leptoglossus zonatus

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Coreoidea (Leatherbugs)
Family Coreidae (Leaf-footed Bugs)
Subfamily Coreinae
Tribe Anisoscelini
Genus Leptoglossus
Species zonatus (Leptoglossus zonatus)
Leptoglossus zonatus (Dallas 1852)
19-21 mm(1)

Two yellowish spots on the forward part of the pronotum along with the small black spots interspersed within are distinctive.
Also has a zigzagging white band across the wings (like some other species).
Expansions of the hind tibiae are also much larger and more jagged than most other species.
so. US (CA-FL) to Brazil(2)(3)(4)
Highly polyphagous(5)
may damage a wide variety of crops but is considered rare and of little economic importance(5)
potential vector of diseases in corn(1)
First appeared in LA in 1996 and became the dominant coreid species in Satsuma oranges by 2001(1)
See Also
L. phyllopus, L. balteatus, and L. concolor can also have yellow spots or regions on the pronotum. However, they are different by lacking the small black spots or being merged together.
Internet References
Fact sheet (Chi & Mizell 2010)(1)
Works Cited
1.University of Florida: Featured Creatures
2.Livermore L.J.R., LemaƮtre V.A., Dolling W.R., Webb M.D. Coreoidea species file online. Version 5.0
3.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
4.Heteroptera of concern to southern U.S.
Brambila J. 2007. Invasive Arthropod Workshop, Southern Plant Diagnostic Network 7-9 May 2007, Clemson, SC.
5.Heteroptera of economic importance
Schaefer C.W., Panizzi A.R. (eds). 2000. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 828 pp.